Muslims across Egypt and many Arab states observed the first day of the three-day-long Eid Al-Fitr (Festival of the Breaking of the Fast) on May 2, with many mass celebrations taking place in the streets.
Muslims from Egypt, Algeria and KSA have gathered to celebrate this religious occasion.
In Egypt, the festivities actually begin after morning prayers as families go about visiting their kin and friends.
It involves cooking and eating many traditional Egyptian delicacies and cousins like salted fish (herring and meloha), besides green onion, lupin, and nuts.
The food most commonly associated with the celebration is Kahk, which is a small, delicious circular biscuit that originated in Egypt many years ago and is eaten across the North African state.
Apart from these practices, some Egyptian families celebrate this occasion by heading to entertainment attractions and public gardens for a family picnic.
Like Egyptians, Algerians go to the mosque for Eid prayer in the morning. Following prayer, they head to their house for breakfast before meeting with fellow family members, neighbors, and friends.
Because it is a holiday, they visit the graves of their deceased loved ones to include them in the celebration.
As Muslims say in the Arab world, it is a great feeling to be and pray at Islam’s two holiest places, in Mecca and Medina, at Eid. Hence, the celebration of Eid al–Fitr in KSA is by far the most special on this list.
With Muslims making up close to 100% of the population in KSA, many families pray at the holy Islamic sites before travelling to different provinces to visit relatives during the Eid al-Fitr holiday.